Electronic Drums

Pads that are arranged similarly to drums in a drum setA set of drums consisting of generally 4 to 5 drums or more, and used in many different musical..., and create a synthesized sound when struck with a...

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Finger Cymbals

A pair of tiny cymbals mounted on the hand and played by striking together. They are commonly used in belly dancing and mid-Eastern...

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Floor Tom

Generally the deepest tom on a standard drum setA set of drums consisting of generally 4 to 5 drums or more, and used in many different musical.... It sits upright on 3...

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Frame Drum

A drumA hollow cylindrical shell of any size that has a head stretched over one or both ends and is b... that consist of a head stretched over a narrow framed skeleton, and played with the hand or with a...

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Glockenspiel

An instrument that contains tuned metal bars mounted on a rectangular frame. The bars usually cover two to three octaves, and give a pure, bell-like tone when struck with a malletA type of drumstick used to...

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Gong

A flat, circular metal disk that is suspended and struck with a large felt malletA type of drumstick used to strike a percussion instrument. The shaft of the mallet is often ma.... Gongs have their roots in...

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Groove

A term among other drumA hollow cylindrical shell of any size that has a head stretched over one or both ends and is b... terms used to describe the way a beatA unit of musical rhythm. feels when it not only...

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Hi-hat

A piece of the drum setA set of drums consisting of generally 4 to 5 drums or more, and used in many different musical..., consisting of two cymbals mounted on a stand. The cymbals are opened and closed...

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Hoop

The round metal or wooden disc that holds the drumheadThe covering or membrane, made of animal skin or synthetic plastics, that stretches over the dr... onto the drumA hollow cylindrical shell of any size...

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Key Signature

Flats and sharps listed at the beginning of the piece indicating the key that the music is written in. Here is an example of key signatureFlats and sharps listed at the beginning of the piece indicating the...

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Log Drum (or slit drum)

An African or Asian percussion instrument carved from wood into a box with one or more slits in the top. Struck with hands or mallets, the wood is hollowed out to create a chamber for sound waves to travel...

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Lugs

The tension rods (or screws) that hold the hoopThe round metal or wooden disc that holds the drumhead onto the drum. Lug casings are then fast... and drumheadThe covering or membrane, made of animal skin or...

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Mallet

A type of drumstick used to strike a percussion instrument. The shaft of the malletA type of drumstick used to strike a percussion instrument. The shaft of the mallet is often ma... is often made of rattan or...

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Maracas

Hollowed out gourds on a stick, filled with seeds or pebbles to make a rattling sound. A simply designed instrument, but capable of many different types of sounds through skillful techniques used by the...

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